Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi


... is the Resident Teacher at Boulder Zen Center. He began his Zen practice in 1996 at the San Francisco Zen Center. For 20 years, he practiced monastically at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center. In 2013, he received dharma transmission from Zentatsu Baker Roshi.


Since then he has been Boulder Zen Center’s Guiding Teacher. In 2020, he moved to Boulder full-time, where he now lives with his wife, the light artist Sophia Dixon Dillo.


Zenki Roshi teaches Zen as a craft based on his understanding of Buddhism as a “transformative phenomenology”—an embodied investigation of human experience with the intention of realizing liberation from suffering, wisdom, and compassion.


He is currently developing a series of Practice Courses to actively support lay practitioners in their daily lives. This curriculum is aligned with his forthcoming book to be published by Shambala Publications in the spring of 2022.

Boulder Zen Center

2151 Arapahoe Ave.

Boulder, CO, 80302



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